Passengers on a New York-bound Delta Airlines flight were forced to evacuate on Tuesday, November 19, when smoke started filling the cabin in Madrid, Spain. According to reports, the flight was delayed by over two hours. A passenger from the flight tweeted a video of the smoke filling the flight's cabin. In the tweet, he mentioned that, "They waited to see what it was until they let us out of the plane."
The @delta plane got on fire in the back. There was smoke everywhere. They waited to see what it was until they let us out of the plane. I have not stopped coughing. Don’t understand why they didn’t let us get off the plane right away. pic.twitter.com/p5ioqxnB4w— paz (@roccotons) November 19, 2019
Replying to it, the airline 'Delta' tweeted that its maintenance teams were working to resolve the issue.
Thank you for this information and I see that our Maintenance Teams are currently working on this issue. Thank you for sharing . HRO— Delta (@Delta) November 19, 2019
According to reports, earlier this month on November 4, another Delta airline flight was forced to return to Logan Airport in Boston after reports of smoke. Further reports stated that the flight was departing from Boston and was a Philadelphia-bound flight.
According to reports, in August, passengers from a British Airways flight from London to Spain were evacuated after smoke started filling its cabin. The incident took place moments before the flight was due to land, stated reports. Further, British Airways had confirmed a technical issue. In another similar incident with the British Airways in October, passengers were evacuated and four cabin crew were taken to the hospital after the plane started filling with smoke. According to reports, the flight was flying from Italy to London. Further, it was forced to make an emergency landing in Switzerland.